disklabel - 8th partition shows "X" as Partition name

Siegbert Baude siegbert.baude at gmx.de
Wed Mar 26 18:08:19 PST 2003

Hi Mike,

>>I once tried to use (in DOS-terms) logical partitions within an 
>>extended partition. This is possible, if you do the math and creation 
>>of partition tables by hand, but is not supported by the FreBSD tools. 
> No, you don't need to do anything by hand. Just disklabel /dev/amr0s5
> and so on, and create the partitions in it. I will note that on
> 5.0-RELEASE, the extended slice devices didn't get created for me.

Yes, disklabel worked o.k., I talked about potential problems with 
(DOS-term) partition tables, aka slice tables.
It's about two years ago, that I experimented with FBSD and 
"extended/logical slices", but at least fdisk and /stand/sysinstall 
didn't support those then. Did this change? At the moment I don't have 
a spare system to experiment and check this myself.


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